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Cell Phones and Society

Cell phones have had a huge influence on how people today live, work, and play. But like many technological advances, they have both upsides and downsides. Cell Phones and Society examines the many ways that these crucial devices have benefited and complicated modern life. All books in the series include fully documented quotes from experts, consumers, and others.

Changing Families

American families are changing. New attitudes toward adoption, same-sex marriage, interracial relations, and more have influenced the makeup of families all across the nation. The Changing Families series helps young readers understand the experience of being part of a non-traditional family. Chapters examine the changes that are taking place, how young people within these families view themselves, and how they are affected by the views of outsiders. Each book also presents stories of well-known

Citizen Science: How Anyone Can Contribute to Scientific Discovery

Citizen science has opened up the world of scientific research to anybody and everybody. It is being done in all areas of science-including zoology, biology, astronomy, chemistry, and more. Some projects involve going outside and observing nature while others revolve around data obtained and shared over the internet. And whether one has scientific training or not, the contributions being made by citizen scientists are making a difference.

Collective Biographies

The life stories of individuals who have distinguished themselves in music, art, literature, business, politics, science, and more can be found in the volumes that make up the Collective Biographies series. Each volume profiles the lives of six individualsùfrom childhood to the struggles and achievements that have brought them acclaim or notoriety. Humanizing details help present a vivid portrait of each person's life and accomplishments. Sidebars and fully documented quotes add depth and insigh

Compact Research: Addictions

The Addictions set examines the risks and challenges of addiction. Books cover a variety of topics, from synthetic drugs and heroin to gambling and Internet addiction. The user-friendly format of the series includes clear, objective overviews; carefully selected and cited primary sources; and informative colour statistical illustrations that support in-depth research or quick reference.

Compact Research: Diseases and Disorders

The Compact Research: Diseases and Disorders set is a new approach to health research. Clearly written objective overviews, carefully selected and cited primary sources, and informative full-colour statistical illustrations are intelligently organized and integrated making the series useful for in-depth research or quick reference.

Compact Research: Teen Well-Being

The Compact Research: Teen Well-Being set examines the factors that influence the mental, physical, and emotional health of today’s teens. Books cover a variety of topics, from body image to nutrition and dieting to issues that affect LGBT youth. The user-friendly format of the series includes clear, objective overviews; carefully selected and cited primary sources; and informative full-colour statistical illustrations that provide quick reference as well as supporting in-depth research.

Compact Research: Teenage Problems

This series covers challenges that many teenagers must face and learn to overcome. Clearly written objective overviews, carefully selected and cited primary sources, and informative full-colour statistical illustrations are intelligently organized and integrated, making the series useful for in-depth research or quick reference.

Contemporary Cartoon Creators

Most teens are familiar with the quirky and sometimes edgy animated shows found on television. But who are the creators of the characters and worlds that populate this animated realm? The biography series Contemporary Cartoon Creators introduces readers to the cartoonists, to the people and events that influenced their lives, and to the achievements that have brought them both acclaim and criticism. All books in the series include timelines, fully documented quotes, and full-colour photographs.

COVID-19 Pandemic, The: The World Turned Upside Down

A new, highly contagious coronavirus first emerged in late 2019 in Wuhan, China. Within weeks the virus had infected millions of people worldwide. The illness caused by the virus left a trail of death in its wake as hundreds of thousands of people succumbed to the disease. This book documents the unprecedented events that rocked the nation and the world in 2020. With personal accounts, perspectives from experts, and clear, accessible writing this book presents a vivid picture of the COVID-19 pan